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Memorable Manitobans: Irene Lovell (1892-1974)


Born at England on 20 September 1892, daughter and only child of Thomas S. Lovell (1865-1951) and Edna Allsop (1864-1943), she immigrated to Canada in 1903 with her parents. The family lived in Neepawa around 1906, Portage la Prairie around 1911 and settled in Winnipeg by 1916. She taught at Winterton School (1912-1913), was a teacher in the St. James Municipal School District, and later served as Principal of Woodhaven School (1938-1942). She moved to British Columbia around 1965, where she later died, unmarried, on 9 January 1974 at Victoria.


1911 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Mrs. Thomas S. Lovell], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 1943, page 2.

Obituary [Thomas S. Lovell], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1974, page 29.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 June 2014

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